N30.4: Irradiation cystitis
Your bladder has become inflamed.
The bladder sits low down in the abdomen and collects the urine. The urine is produced in the two kidneys. The urine flows from the kidneys into the bladder via the ureters. When you pass water, the urine flows from the bladder via the urethra and out. The inside of the bladder is lined with a protective mucosal layer.
Your bladder has been inflamed for a considerable time. The bladder inflammation has been caused by past radiation exposure. Radiation may have been part of cancer treatment, for example. Your bladder was damaged by the radiation. Repeated bladder inflammation can cause the bladder to scar and shrink. A bladder that is shrunk is not able to contain as much urine.
People with an inflamed bladder sometimes experience pain when urinating and pain in the lower abdomen. It also possible that you will have a frequent urge to go to the toilet. The urine can also be bloody if you have a bladder infection.
On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.
- G: Confirmed diagnosis
- V: Tentative diagnosis
- Z: Condition after
- A: Excluded diagnosis
- L: Left
- R: Right
- B: Both sides
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